The BC government has launched an independent review of this season’s unprecendented wildfire and flooding seasons.
The province has appointed former Liberal MLA and cabinet minister George Abbott and Hereditary Chief Maureen Chapman of the Skawahlook First Nation to examine all aspects of the government’s response to both flooding and the record wildfires that displaced tens of thousands of British Columbians.
Premier John Horgan says Chapman and Abbott will combine their years of experience in government and Indigenous knowledge to provide solutions in time for next year’s flood and wildfire seasons.
Chapman says it’s important to bring fresh eyes to the situation to see what can change.
The team will deliver a report with recommendations before April 30, 2018,